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Nestlé sweetens ice-cream position

Nestlé sweetened its position as one of the world's largest ice-cream makers on Thursday by agreeing to pay General Mills $641m for the 50 per...

Danish organic exports on the up

Well-known Danish manufacturers of organic products are set to increase exports of organic products to the British market. The new export initiative will be supported...

BASF to appeal against fine imposed by the European Commission relating to vitamins

BASF is to lodge an appeal against the fine imposed by the European Commission on November 21, 2001 with the responsible European Court of First...

UK wants Cargill-Cerestar deal competition probe

Britain's trade ministry asked the European Commission last week to allow it to study the impact of Cargill Inc's proposed acquisition of French starch maker...

Scrubbing up !

When visiting a food flavouring and fragrance company the first thing someone normally notices isn't the delivery vans or cars in the car park, it's...

Dutch food group buys ingredients business

Dutch food group CSM NV said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement to buy the ingredient activities of Hero Nederland BV for 49 million...

Danone extends Frucor bid, once more

French food group Danone on Thursday made a final extension to its bid for New Zealand drinks maker Frucor Beverages Group Ltd but left the...

Rumours dampened over return of ADM executive

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said it had no plans to rehire former Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman Michael Andreas, who was released...

ConAgra buys Nestlé snack business

ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced this week that it has purchased the David & Sons sunflower seeds and snack business from Nestle USA, Inc., a subsidiary...

Oversupply to continue in UK organic dairy market

The British organic dairy products market is to show healthy growth in the coming years however oversupplies are set to continue, market analysts Organic Monitor...

Commission cuts fish quotas

European Union governments agreed to hefty cuts to next year's fishing quotas on Tuesday after all-night talks that pitted national interests against arguments that stocks...

Food trade association

The Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada (FCPMC) announced this week that it is appalled at the Canadian Dairy Commission's (CDC) decision to ignore...

Rhodia / DSM talks terminated

Dutch ingredients company DSM made a short statement this week confirming that the contacts the company had had with Rhodia and Aventis in the context...

Kraft sells confectionery business

US food and drink company Kraft Foods announced on Wednesday that FS Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of Catterton Partners, is to acquire the U.S.-based Farley...

Italians and Finns continue the food agency battle

"Prosciutto is ham" a full-page ad read in Finland's largest daily on Wednesday, a response to Italy's Prime Minister who reportedly said Helsinki should not...

Self-sufficient food supply rate at 40 per cent

Japan's self-sufficient food ratio on a calorie basis remained a low 40 per cent in fiscal 2000 that ended March 31, the Agriculture, Forestry and...

UK's big four supermarkets sign supplier code

The government said on Tuesday Britain's four biggest supermarket chains signed up to a code of practice intended to prevent them abusing their power over...

Pasta maker buys Kraft brands

US foods and beverages company Kraft Foods announced this week an agreement whereby pasta giant Barilla Alimentare S.p.A will acquire Kraft's Mexican pasta business, including...

Snow Brand Milk Products Co officials deny charges

Three former Snow Brand Milk Products Co officials charged with professional negligence leading to the death of a woman in a food poisoning outbreak last...

Danone grows in Middle East and North Africa

French group Groupe Danone has signed a partnership agreement with the Egyptian Rachid group for the Egypt, Near and Middle East region, in respect of...

US government approves €11bn milk merger

The US Justice Department on Tuesday approved plans by the largest U.S. dairy, Suiza Foods Corp. to acquire rival Dean Foods Co. after the companies...

Nestlé, online branding targets kids

Nestle USA Inc. is employing an online branding campaign, targeted at children, with brand sites that aim to mix education with entertainment, iMarketingNews reports this...

E-procurement could save companies trillions

Companies worldwide could save on aggregate $2.3 trillion (€2.6 trillion) a year by using the Internet to purchase resources ranging from office supplies to plane...

Revenues up for Penford N. American ingredients business

Specialty ingredient systems developer and manufacturer, Penford Corporation, this year witnessed an improvement in operating performance. The company reported a net income of $1.2 million...

Strong 2Q results from Danisco Ingredients, Sweeteners and Sugar

Danish ingredients company Danisco this week reported a five per cent increase in net sales in the company's main business areas - Ingredients, Sweeteners and...

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